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At war with Defence

The Minister and his department appear to be Marles apart

17 February 2024

9:00 AM

17 February 2024

9:00 AM

The admission by Defence Minister Richard Marles that there was much to be done for his department to lift its game in order to achieve a culture of excellence blew the lid on simmering tensions in relations with the Minister. It had been earlier reported that Mr Marles was very critical of the Defence department in a meeting with senior officials, including the Secretary, Greg Moriarty, and the Chief of the Defence Force (CDF), General Angus Campbell.

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